What an unbelievable time we are living in now! If anyone would’ve told us what was about to happen 6 months ago, it would’ve sounded absolutely surreal, if not ridiculous. But here we are in the Global Epidemic!
At CERLOS, we have been monitoring the global developments around the new Coronavirus over the last few months, and as we see the COVID-19 spreading amongst the communities, affecting the global financial markets as well as many other industries, we have decided to take strict precautions to contain any potential impact.
Here are some immediate actions we are taking:
We’re excited to attend 2 invaluable events in the very near future and hope to meet you along with CERLOS supporters and other professionals in the industry. If you are in the area and would like to meet us face to face to learn more about CERLOS, how it can help your business and the environment, come say hi!
Mark Solomon, our Vice President and Business Developer, will be easy to spot in his bright green CERLOS t-shirt :-)
(UPDATE: Has been canceled due to Covid-19)
(UPDATE: Has been canceled due to Covid-19)
Mark recently attended the Build Expo USA in LA to showcase CERLOS and network with industry professionals, and the feedback he received was fantastic. …
Did you know that termite damage affects an estimated 600,000 homes in the US each year, and residents spend $5 billion annually on pest control and repairs!?
There are three main types of this dreaded pest namely drywood, subterranean, and dampwood. Most termite species eat two or three percent of their body weight each day while a colony eats 24 hours a day!
Formosan, one of the subterranean termites found in the US, costs residents at least $1 billion every year to control and repair damages according to data from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Besides the cost that homeowners incur to eliminate a termite infestation and conduct repairs, termites have a few effects on the health of human beings. For instance, homeowners could suffer from allergic reactions or asthma attacks due to the spread of dust from termite nests. Also, some people are allergic to termite droppings and saliva. …
Did you know that the majority of the world’s natural disasters are water-related? Specifically, 64% of all weather-related disasters are due to floods and storms.
A United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) report revealed that between 1995 and 2015, flood disasters affected 2.3 billion people, claimed 157,000 lives, and caused $662 billion in damage.
In the US, 14,000 people experience water-related emergencies at home or work every day while water damage and mold cost insurance companies $2.5 billion annually.
The environmental impact of building materials is massive, not to mention the health effects of toxic dust from the construction sites. From air, water, and soil pollution, most of the building materials we use today are killing the natural environment at a steady pace.
Recent bushfires in Australia have hit catastrophic levels causing record-setting damage across the country. Firefighters continue to battle wildfires amid a prolonged drought, hot temperatures, and strong winds, all of which have created ideal conditions for the flames to spread. The rapid spread of fires has resulted in the death of an estimated 1 billion animals, 30 people, destruction of 3,000 homes and 24.7 million acres of land burned! The damage is so extraordinary it can be seen from space.*
According to a World Health Organization report, fires claim approximately 180,000 lives every year, and property losses amount to billions of dollars. National Fire Protection Association published that property losses in the US alone amounted to $43.6 …
Majority of us agree that global warming is in fact real. Interestingly, the current ‘warming trend’ is attributed, with 95% probability, to human activity! That’s some strong evidence.
With global warming, come floods, ravaging fires, destructive tornadoes, violent storms and much more — all causing severe damage to our lives and homes, animals and the environment.
The need to curb climate change has never been of greater importance. And the need for CERLOS products has never been greater than now, as CERLOS provides solutions to 3 main environmental issues:
Building ‘green’ has never really been a topic of concern for the general public and especially not the government. Not up until the last decade. The five major environmental problems we hear about almost daily — global warming, deforestation, disposal of waste, desertification and loss of biodiversity — have all impacted the way we operate in almost every industry. The Building Materials industry is no exception.
Let’s look at the latest trends and stats….
One of the main reasons the building materials industry has experienced unprecedented growth in the last 10 years is because of deliberate efforts towards its adoption. The prevailing climate crisis with multi-faceted devastation on our livelihoods ranging from economic, social, to environmental spheres, calls for an urgent shift in mindsets and modus operandi of all. It is no longer business as usual, and as such, we see a demand for building green as well as a global upsurge of parties pushing for adoption of green building materials/technology. …
Have you ever asked yourself how safe is your home? It’s not a question that comes to mind often, but our homes are prone to suffer from the ravages of nature — fire, water, mold, insects, much more than we tend to think. As a matter of fact, the yearly stats are sobering.